Chikmagalur

  • Private pool in The Residence @ The Serai, Chikmagalur

    The Serai Chikmagalur

    You will walk through an open network of verandahs in The Serai, with water lapping beside you, while the high-beamed ceilings take you back to the days of yore. You will hear your voice echo across the hills...

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  • Flameback Lodges, Chikmagalur

    Flameback Lodges

    The all-inclusive Flameback Lodges has a rich and varied source of activities in the surrounding area, including treks in unspoilt forests and the cultural gems of Halebid and Belur. Getaway to this exclusive and comfortable retreat...

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  • Cottage @ The Gateway Hotel, Chikmagalur

    The Gateway Hotel Chikmagalur

    Hide away in coffee country surrounded by the mountains and snowy white blossoms. The Gateway Hotel KM Road Chikmagalur offers serenity, privacy and exquisitely restored colonial architecture.

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  • Exquisite Cottages at Java Rain Resort, Chikmagalur

    Java Rain Resort

    The original coffee hills of India now has a new destination for a luxury holiday – Java Rain luxury resort in Chikmagalur. Nestled along the Mullayangiri hills, in the thick of an active coffee plantation, Java Rain has 21 villas...

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  • Main photo of Coffee Grove Resort, Chikmagalur

    Coffee Grove Resort

    Coffee Grove Resort in Chikmagalur is One of the most comfortable luxurious & affordable Chikmagalur resorts. The is located in a scenic & pristine setting, and is close to most major tourist hotspots in Chikmagalur...

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  • Main block at Trivik Resort, Chikmagalur

    Trivik Resort

    Trivik Resort takes pride in giving its customers the perfect amalgamation of luxury, leisure and convenience across all of our properties, while seamlessly blending in with the surrounding natural habitat...

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  • Relaxing stay at Muontain Valley Resort, Chikmagalur

    Mountain Valley Resort

    MOUNTAIN VALLEY Chikmagalur is a premium accommodation alternative that is a representation of Indian Hospitality at its best. The Resort with "Luxury" has well appointed rooms with modern amenities...

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Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur is situated in south western part of Karnataka. Carved against a mountainous canvas this beautiful Malnad district is full of surprises... lofty peaks... delightful dales... racing rivers... sparkling streams... captivating cascades... and the bracing mountain air - a balm to the work-weary. Climb high above the world where the mountains seem to touch the sky. Marvel at the unspoilt beauty of the snow-white coffee blossoms. To add adventure to enchantment this hilly district has some exciting trekking routes in the Western Ghats.

In Chickmagalur district, the major commercial crop is coffee. Other commercial crops are Pepper, Cashew nuts etc.. mullain giri, the highest peak in Karnataka (viz., 6,317 feet high from Sea Level) is 12 Kms away from Chickmagalur. Number of rivers originates from the hills of Chickmagalur district and flow in all the seasons. Rivers such as, Bhadra, Tunga, Hemavathi, Netravathi & Vedavathi. Several minerals are found in the district such as iron, magnetite, granite etc., major iron ore company in Asia is located at Kudremukha in Mudigere taluk of Chickmagalur district.

The Serai @ Chikmagalur is one of the most famous & luxurious resorts in South India. Home stays in Chikmagalur are popular options for tourists to stay. The Gateway hotel from TAJ Hotels is another popular & upmarket hotel in Chikmagalur. Resorts in Chikmagalur caters to from the rich to budget conscious tourists.

There are lot of tourist places in Chikmagalur & needs a minimum of 3 nights stay to cover well known places to visit for tourists. Chikmagalur is also a trekker's paradise as its countryside offers several excellent hikes.

Chikmagalur makes you feel so good that you want to throw your arms around the world.

Manikya Dhara

Manikya Dhara, Chikmagalur

At a short distance from Guru Dattatreya Bababudanswaamy’s Darga are the three famous waterfalls with epic associations – Gada Theertha, Kamana Theertha, Nellikayi Theertha. Gada theertha according to a myth was created by the Pandava prince Bheema with his ‘gada’, to quench the thirst of his mother during their exile. Pilgrims who bathe in the Nellikayi Theertha formed by Manikya Dhara Waterfall, leave behind one item of their clothing as per a local belief.

Baba Budan Giri

Manikya Dhara, Chikmagalur

To the north of Chikmagalur town is the Baba-Budan Range or Chandra Drona Parvatha as it was known in olden times, which has one of the highest mountain peaks between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris. The loftiest point of the range is Mullaiyanagiri which is 1,926 meters above sea level. The three large caves here said to have been sanctified by 3 siddhas contain their icons and ‘gaddiges’ (tombs) and an annual jatra is held here in their honor. The enthralling scenery around makes this a much frequented pilgrim center. Seethala Mallappana Kanive to the left side is said to have been hallowed by Sidha Seethalaya and contains a Matha and the dual shrine temple of Seethala-Mallikarjuna. The Baba-Budan range has taken its name from the 1895 meters high Baba-Budan Giri, situated just 28 kms north of Chikmagalur town. A beacon lighted here during Deepavali can be seen at Chikmagalur. The peak takes its name from the Muslim saint, Baba-Budan, who took up residence here for more than 150 years ago and brought the coffee seeds for the first time from Yemen.

Sringeri

Sringeri

Sringeri, 90 kms west of Chickmagalur town on the banks of river Tunga, is a city with epic associations. The place is said to have been named after Rishyashringa who figures in the Ramayana as the chief priest at the great sacrifice of King Dasharadha. Widely known for the Jagadguru Shankaracharya Mata of the Adwaitha school of philosophy. Sringeri also has an ancient temple of Vidyashankara. Constructed on a picturesque spot parallel to the river Tunga, the temple is a fine example of artistic transition from Hoysala to Vijayanagara style. Built around 1357 A.D., the imposing granite structure encloses friezes of elephants, lions, pouranic scenes, dancers in various poses etc. and figures big and small of various Hindu gods enshrined in niches with ornamental towers. The garbha - griha has a linga called Vidyashankara installed in the memory of Guru Vidyatheertha. To the north of this temple is a more recent temple built by skilled craftsmen of the 20 the century and houses the highly venerated Sharadamba image. The new temple is built in the Dravidian style. A small 14 th century temple of Janardhana close by is attributed to the Vijayanagara period. Sringeri also has an old Jain Basadi dedicated to parshwanatha Theerthankara.

Mullain Giri

Mullain Giri

To the north of Chikmagalur town is the Baba-Budan Range or Chandra Drona Parvatha as it was known in olden times, which has one of the highest mountain peaks between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris. The loftiest point of the range is Mullaiyanagiri which is 1,926 meters above sea level. The three large caves here said to have been sanctified by 3 siddhas contain their icons and ‘gaddiges’ (tombs). The enthralling scenery around makes this a much frequented pilgrim center.

Kemmangundi

Kemmangundi

55 kms north from Chickmagalur town on the Baba Budan range is the scenic hill station of Kemmannugundi called K.R hills, after the Wodeyar king Krishnaraja Wodeyar - IV who made it his favorite summer camp. Situated at a height of 1434 meters and surrounded by thick green forests. K.R Hills makes and ideal health resort. Beautifully laid out ornamental gardens, salubrious climate throughout the year and the panoramic view of mountains and valleys are just a few of the attractions. Kemmengundi Rajbhavan is also seen in the photo. Horticultural Department is maintaining the beautiful gardens here in the top of the hill station.

Balehonnur

Balehonnur

45 kms. to the north-west of the Chickmagalur town is another celebrated pontifical seat of the district. Shrimad Jagadguru Rambhapuri Veerasimhasana Mahasamstana Peeta. This Veerashaiva matta with mythical connections to Ramba, celestial dancer, as also to the giant Rambasura, is one of the five great panchacharya mathas. The Veerabadra temple attached to the matha has sturdy metallic images of Veerabhadra and Bhadrakali.

Kudremukh

Kudremukh

This pre-eminently high land district with formidable ranges offers many trekking routes amidst picturesque, sylvan surroundings.

Horanadu

Horanadu

Set amidst enchanting natural scenery, Horanadu is 100 kms south-west of Chickmagalur and has an ancient temple of Annapoorneshwari which has been renovated recently. With the installation of the new image of Adi Shakthi, now the temple is called Adi-Shaktyatmaka Shri Annapoorneshwari. The place attracts lots of pilgrims who are provided free boarding and lodging by the temple.

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

The district with dense tropical evergreen forests interspersed with lush grassy slopes is endowed with a rich and varied fauna, abundantly seen at the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, 38 kms north - west of Chickmagalur town. The sanctuary surrounded by hills has the tributaries of the Bhadra river flowing through it. The western border of the sanctuary abuts the back waters of the Bhadra Reservoir which has a catchment area of 1,968 kms. surrounded by scenic hills and steep slopes. A diverse and exciting range in wild life is found here - bison, elephants, tiger, panther, sambar, spotted deer, wild beer, porcupine, birds like the peacock, parrot, partridge, pigeon, etc. and reptiles such as cobra, python etc. All these wild beasts can be viewed while driving along the 150 km long roads maintained inside the sanctuary.

Chikmagalur is 245 kms. from Bangalore.

Chikmagalur is accessible by air via Mangalore or via Bangalore or via Hubli

By train:
From Bangalore by Train:
Route: Bangalore- Tumkur - Arsikere - Kadur.
Kadur is the nearest railway station to Chikmagalur & 3 hours running time to Chikmagalur from Kadur.
It is 45 minutes journey by bus/taxi to Chikmagalur from Kadur.

From Mysore by Train
Kadur is the nearest railway station to Chikmagalur & 3 hours running time to Chikmagalur from Kadur.
It is 45 minutes journey by bus/taxi to Chikmagalur from Kadur.

By road
From Bangalore by Road (Both Private and KSRTC Buses are available)
Buses are available via Bangalore - Hassan - Belur- Chikmagalur (5 hours 30 minutes)
Buses are available via Bangalore - Arsikere - Kadur - Chikmagalur (5 hours 30 minutes)


From Mysore by Road( KSRTC Buses are available)
Buses are available via Mysore-Hassan-Belur-Chikmagalur (4 hours and 30 minutes)
From Mangalore by Road (Both Private and KSRTC Buses are available)
Buses are available via Mangalore-Ujire-Mudigere-Chikmagalur (4 hours and 30 minutes)